LESSON #4 – What To Eat While Breastfeeding

 In this video, I’m going to give you a few breastfeeding diet tips. I want to go in-depth on what to eat while breastfeeding and why.

What you eat just before, during, and after pregnancy will determine your child’s future health.

Nutrients are cofactors, which are essential in building proteins.

Proteins are needed for:
• Enzymes
• Hormones
• Repair
• Protection
• DNA copy
• Proofreading
• Detox
• Fluid pump

If the growing fetus or infant is nutrient deficient, that child could have malfunctions with:

• Bone structure
• Jaw shape
• Teeth
• Immune system
• Disabilities
• IQ
• At risk for diabetes, ADD, asthma, and cancer

Signs of deficiencies in a mother:

• Cravings
• No energy
• No tolerance to stress
• No endurance

Essential nutrients for development:

• Selenium
• Iodine
• B-vitamins
• Folate
• Iron
• Zinc
• Copper
• Calcium
• Vitamin D
• Vitamin A
• Manganese

*Do not go low-fat because you need essential fatty acids like DHA.

What to consume to get these essential nutrients:

• Shellfish
• Fish
• Cod liver oil
• Nutritional yeast
• Organ meats
• Eggs
• Big salads

*Make sure when you’re buying food, it’s non-GMO.